THEMIS: Volcanic fissure in Labeatis Fossae

Volcanic fissure in Labeatis Fossae (THEMIS_IOTD_20180508)THEMIS Image of the Day, May 8, 2018. The feature that crosses this VIS image is a graben. Graben are formed by tectonic action, where a block of material moves downward between a pair of faults. The northern part of the Tharsis plateau is full of graben, most notably surrounding Alba Mons. The section of Labeatis Fossae seen in this image is directly south of Uranius Mons.

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